Period
to 6 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 137 138 145
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 444 619 753
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.09% 2.31% 2.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.12% 7.95% 8.99%
Number of salaries quoted 406 529 634
Median annual salary £45,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.06% +6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £21,875 £23,500 £23,825
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,350
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,467 7,785 8,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.68% 29.09% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4,034 5,815 6,632
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 6 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +34 132 £38,500 -9.41% 15
Hampshire +44 123 £46,250 +46.83% 17
Thames Valley -58 119 £50,000 +17.65% 22
Berkshire -48 65 £65,000 +44.44% 14
Buckinghamshire -7 45 £45,000 +5.88% 6
West Sussex +15 35 £52,500 - 5
Kent +9 19 £31,000 -17.33% 5
East Sussex +9 12 £42,950 +10.84% 1
Oxfordshire +5 9 £30,000 -14.29% 2
Sussex - 1 £62,500 -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 380 (85.59%) Microsoft
2 237 (53.38%) Windows
3 236 (53.15%) MCSE
4 186 (41.89%) Active Directory
5 166 (37.39%) Azure
6 154 (34.68%) Office 365
7 143 (32.21%) VMware
8 126 (28.38%) ITIL
9 120 (27.03%) MCSA
10 114 (25.68%) SQL Server
11 110 (24.77%) Degree
12 105 (23.65%) Cisco Certification
13 91 (20.50%) Windows 10
14 87 (19.59%) Windows Server
15 82 (18.47%) SQL
16 80 (18.02%) MCP
16 80 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
17 76 (17.12%) CCNA
18 72 (16.22%) Hyper-V
19 69 (15.54%) Cisco
20 68 (15.32%) Citrix
21 59 (13.29%) Firewall
22 57 (12.84%) Microsoft Office
23 52 (11.71%) C#
23 52 (11.71%) MS Exchange
24 51 (11.49%) SaaS
25 50 (11.26%) SLA
25 50 (11.26%) Presales
25 50 (11.26%) Windows Server 2012
26 49 (11.04%) HP

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 52 (11.71%) MS Exchange
2 32 (7.21%) SharePoint
3 31 (6.98%) Skype for Business
4 23 (5.18%) IIS
5 21 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.90%) Apache
Applications
1 57 (12.84%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.90%) Adobe Captivate
2 4 (0.90%) Camtasia
3 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.90%) assyst
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.23%) Primavera
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 166 (37.39%) Azure
2 154 (34.68%) Office 365
3 51 (11.49%) SaaS
4 46 (10.36%) AWS
5 37 (8.33%) IaaS
6 34 (7.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 27 (6.08%) PaaS
8 17 (3.83%) Power Platform
9 12 (2.70%) OneDrive
10 7 (1.58%) PowerApps
11 5 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Flow
12 4 (0.90%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.68%) Google Drive
13 3 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.45%) Cloudflare
14 2 (0.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 59 (13.29%) Firewall
2 41 (9.23%) DNS
3 40 (9.01%) Skype
4 37 (8.33%) WAN
5 36 (8.11%) TCP/IP
6 35 (7.88%) VPN
7 34 (7.66%) LAN
8 29 (6.53%) DHCP
9 23 (5.18%) SAN
10 19 (4.28%) VoIP
11 18 (4.05%) Wireless
12 17 (3.83%) Internet
13 16 (3.60%) MPLS
14 11 (2.48%) VLAN
15 10 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (2.25%) IP Telephony
15 10 (2.25%) Unified Communications
16 7 (1.58%) iSCSI
16 7 (1.58%) SNMP
16 7 (1.58%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (25.68%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.48%) RDBMS
3 11 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.25%) Power BI
5 9 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.80%) SQL Server 2017
6 8 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.58%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.58%) Data Lake
8 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (4.50%) Grunt
1 20 (4.50%) gulp
1 20 (4.50%) webpack
2 8 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (1.80%) TeamCity
3 7 (1.58%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.90%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.45%) JIRA
6 2 (0.45%) Subversion
7 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.23%) GCC
7 1 (0.23%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.23%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (4.50%) Finance
2 16 (3.60%) Public Sector
3 14 (3.15%) Retail
4 9 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.13%) Local Government
5 5 (1.13%) Marketing
6 4 (0.90%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.68%) Back Office
8 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.45%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.45%) French Language
8 2 (0.45%) German Language
8 2 (0.45%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.45%) Legal
8 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.23%) Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 60 (13.51%) Architect
2 59 (13.29%) Analyst
3 53 (11.94%) Support Engineer
4 47 (10.59%) Consultant
5 44 (9.91%) IT Support
6 34 (7.66%) IT Analyst
7 31 (6.98%) Developer
8 28 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (5.86%) Support Analyst
10 22 (4.95%) Administrator
10 22 (4.95%) Software Developer
10 22 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
11 21 (4.73%) Azure Consultant
12 20 (4.50%) Desktop Support
13 18 (4.05%) IT Engineer
14 17 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support
15 16 (3.60%) Field Engineer
15 16 (3.60%) Service Analyst
15 16 (3.60%) Service Desk Analyst
16 15 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (10.14%) .NET
2 37 (8.33%) .NET Core
2 37 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 34 (7.66%) AngularJS
3 34 (7.66%) ASP.NET Web API
3 34 (7.66%) React
3 34 (7.66%) Vue.js
4 33 (7.43%) CSS
4 33 (7.43%) HTML
5 28 (6.31%) .NET Framework
6 27 (6.08%) HTML5
7 20 (4.50%) Dapper ORM
7 20 (4.50%) NHibernate
8 14 (3.15%) KnockoutJS
9 13 (2.93%) Entity Framework
10 10 (2.25%) jQuery
11 9 (2.03%) Web Services
12 7 (1.58%) CSS3
13 5 (1.13%) JSON
13 5 (1.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.56%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.53%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.18%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (4.73%) Public Cloud
5 20 (4.50%) Mobile App
6 18 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (4.05%) Driving Licence
7 17 (3.83%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (3.15%) Clustering
9 13 (2.93%) PKI
10 12 (2.70%) User Experience
11 11 (2.48%) Private Cloud
12 9 (2.03%) Algorithms
13 8 (1.80%) iPhone
14 7 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (1.35%) Handset
15 6 (1.35%) Replication
16 4 (0.90%) e-Learning
16 4 (0.90%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 237 (53.38%) Windows
2 91 (20.50%) Windows 10
3 87 (19.59%) Windows Server
4 50 (11.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (8.56%) Windows 7
6 31 (6.98%) Linux
6 31 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (6.53%) Windows Server 2016
8 19 (4.28%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.35%) Debian
10 5 (1.13%) Unix
10 5 (1.13%) VMS
10 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.90%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.90%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.68%) Android
12 3 (0.68%) Solaris
13 1 (0.23%) CentOS
13 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (28.38%) ITIL
2 50 (11.26%) Presales
3 47 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
4 44 (9.91%) Mentoring
5 42 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 35 (7.88%) MVC
7 34 (7.66%) Information Security
8 28 (6.31%) Scrum
9 25 (5.63%) Computer Science
10 24 (5.41%) Service Management
10 24 (5.41%) TOGAF
11 22 (4.95%) Customer Requirements
11 22 (4.95%) Cybersecurity
11 22 (4.95%) Mathematics
12 20 (4.50%) Mobile Application Development
12 20 (4.50%) Regression Testing
12 20 (4.50%) Test Automation
12 20 (4.50%) User Stories
12 20 (4.50%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 82 (18.47%) SQL
2 52 (11.71%) C#
3 47 (10.59%) JavaScript
4 31 (6.98%) T-SQL
5 26 (5.86%) PowerShell
6 21 (4.73%) C
7 12 (2.70%) PHP
8 6 (1.35%) Perl
9 4 (0.90%) C++
9 4 (0.90%) Python
10 2 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 236 (53.15%) MCSE
2 120 (27.03%) MCSA
3 110 (24.77%) Degree
4 105 (23.65%) Cisco Certification
5 80 (18.02%) MCP
6 76 (17.12%) CCNA
7 42 (9.46%) MCITP
8 41 (9.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 35 (7.88%) CCNP
10 31 (6.98%) Security Cleared
11 26 (5.86%) SC Cleared
12 20 (4.50%) A+ Certification
13 15 (3.38%) Network+ Certification
13 15 (3.38%) RHCE
14 14 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (3.15%) LPIC
15 12 (2.70%) DV Cleared
15 12 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (2.70%) TOGAF Certification
15 12 (2.70%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (11.26%) SLA
2 26 (5.86%) QA
3 14 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.35%) COBIT
4 6 (1.35%) ISO 22301
4 6 (1.35%) RMADS
5 3 (0.68%) GDPR
5 3 (0.68%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.23%) NCSC
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 186 (41.89%) Active Directory
2 80 (18.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (16.22%) Hyper-V
4 34 (7.66%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (4.05%) Docker
6 14 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (3.15%) vSphere
7 10 (2.25%) Firmware
8 6 (1.35%) XenApp
9 4 (0.90%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.68%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.68%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.45%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.45%) NFS
12 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 43 (9.68%) SCCM
2 40 (9.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (1.58%) Backup Exec
3 7 (1.58%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.58%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.35%) Ansible
5 5 (1.13%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (1.13%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.90%) Amdocs OSS
6 4 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (0.90%) cPanel
6 4 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.90%) Icinga
6 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.90%) Observium
6 4 (0.90%) Puppet
6 4 (0.90%) Sysprep
6 4 (0.90%) WSUS
7 3 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 380 (85.59%) Microsoft
2 143 (32.21%) VMware
3 69 (15.54%) Cisco
4 68 (15.32%) Citrix
5 49 (11.04%) HP
6 24 (5.41%) IBM
7 23 (5.18%) Google
8 20 (4.50%) ServiceNow
8 20 (4.50%) Xamarin
9 19 (4.28%) Dell
10 16 (3.60%) SolarWinds
11 14 (3.15%) Remedy
12 10 (2.25%) Juniper
13 9 (2.03%) Gemalto
14 8 (1.80%) Avaya
14 8 (1.80%) Polycom
15 7 (1.58%) Apple
15 7 (1.58%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.58%) WatchGuard
16 6 (1.35%) NetApp